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After Passenger Repeatedly Stabs Lyft Driver, the Driver Crashes Into a Tree to Stop the Attack

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A Lyft driver purposefully crashed his car into a tree on West Avenue, near Holmes Avenue, on Monday night, he told police, because it was the only way he could stop his passenger from stabbing him yet again with a knife. Darien police gave this account of the incident, which the driver survived after being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries from several stab wounds:

The car was crashed shortly before 10:37 p.m., when police received a report about it. The driver told police that he picked up a customer in Stamford and was driving him to Norwalk. Police said the incident’s only connection to Darien was that the vehicle happened to be driving through town at the time. After the crash, the suspect fled with the victim’s cell phone.

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Police Traffic Advisory for High School, Middle School Graduations at DHS Campus

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Darien Police Department has announced the following traffic regulations for the area near Darien High School for Middlesex Middle School’s graduation on Thursday, June 16, and Darien High School’s graduation on Friday June 17. Each ceremony starts at 4 p.m.

—As in previous years, all traffic will enter the High School grounds via Noroton Avenue Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to enter the area from High School Lane or Nutmeg Lane. Officers will be on hand to direct all vehicles to appropriate and designated parking areas. —All vehicles will be properly parked to facilitate and expedite the safe flow of vehicles after the graduation ceremonies. —If needed, vehicles will be parked on both sides of Nutmeg Lane and High School Lane facing away from Darien High School.

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Darien Police Ask Public to Help Identify Suspect in Hecker Avenue Assault and Robbery

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Darien police are asking the public if they have any information about a suspect in an assault at 1 p.m., April 4 in front of a home on Hecker Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male of average build (police had previously identified him as a “man”) and about 6 feet in height. He was last seen getting into a CT Transit bus heading toward Norwalk. He got off at New Canaan Avenue. If you have any information, police ask you to call the Detective Bureau at 662-5330.

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Catalytic Converters Stolen From Under More Vehicles

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Darien police gave out this information on the latest thefts of catalytic converters in town. One theft occurred in the victim’s driveway on Noroton Avenue; the other, in the parking lot for Darien Post Office. When a vehicle was parked at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the driveway of the victim’s home on Noroton Avenue, not far from the Noroton Heights Fire Department building, the catalytic converter was still in it. At 6:30 p.m., the next day, the victim started the vehicle again and heard a loud sound that he realized was caused by the absence of a catalytic converter. He looked under the vehicle and confirmed it.

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Access Blocked at Corbin Dr and Post Rd Weekdays Starting Tuesday, Expected to Last Two Weeks

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Corbin Drive will be blocked weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Tuesday, April 12 and continuing each day until there’s no further need for it, Darien police announced Monday. Construction of the first stage of The Corbin District is the reason. UPDATE: The construction phase requiring the blocked access is expected to take 10 business days, weather permitting, said David Genovese, the CEO of Baywater Properties and the principal developer of The Corbin Project. “Vehicles needing to access Corbin Drive will be detoured to Center Street, to Old King’s Highway South, to the eastern end of Corbin Drive,” the announcement said. “Businesses, including the Post Office, will be open and accessible using the construction.”

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Police: 21-Year-Old Suspect in Feb 6 Car Theft Charged With Felony Larceny

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When Mekai Darden, 21, of Bridgeport showed up in court in that city on March 31, it was for motor vehicle violations that he didn’t need to be jailed for — but Darien police were there to arrest him on a warrant charging him with the theft of a sport utility vehicle. He’s been in jail ever since, for about a week, in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

On Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, the owner of a Porsche Cayenne told police that the car was missing from his driveway on Contentment Island Road. The keys had been left in the unlocked vehicle the night before.

From a Vehicle Parked at Darien Train Station: Latest Catalytic Converter Theft

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Sometime between 3 p.m., March 11 and 11:30 a.m. the next day, the catalytic converter on a vehicle parked at Darien Train Station was stolen, the victim told police. The victim said he discovered the theft after he started the vehicle and determined the loud noise coming from it was the result of the theft. He called police at 11:48 a.m.

The theft was the latest of a spate of similar thefts in Darien and beyond. See also:

—Two More Catalytic Converters Stolen from Vehicles in Darien Parking Lots (Feb. 25)

—More Reports From Around Town of Catalytic Converters Stolen From Parked Cars (Feb.